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'''The Walt Disney Company''', commonly known as '''Disney''', is an American diversified Multinational corporation|multinational mass media and entertainment Media conglomerate|conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios (Burbank)|Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. It is the world's second largest media conglomerate in terms of revenue, after Comcast. Disney was founded on October 16, 1923, by Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney as the '''Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio''', and established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and theme parks. The company also operated under the names '''The Walt Disney Studio''', then '''Walt Disney Productions'''. Taking on its current name in 1986, it expanded its existing operations and also started divisions focused upon theater, radio, music, publishing, and...
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Image captionThe Walt Disney Studios (Burbank)|Walt Disney Studios (corporate headquarters).
TypePublic company|Public
PredecessorsLaugh-O-Gram Studio
Traded as{{New York Stock Exchange|DIS}}
Dow Jones Industrial Average|Dow Jones Industrial Average Component
S&P 500|S&P 500 Component
IndustryMass media
Foundation{{Start date and age|1923|10|16}}
{{Nowrap|Los Angeles, California, United States}}{{cite web |title=Company History |work=Corporate Information | publisher = The Walt Disney Company |url = |accessdate=August 30, 2008}}
FoundersWalt Disney and Roy O. Disney
Location cityWalt Disney Studios (Burbank)|500 South Buena Vista Street,
Burbank, California
Location countryUnited States
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